Auntie Viv’s can be found at select events in the Bay Area and is available for catering for small to large private events and corporate events.
Our syrups are handmade with only the finest ingredients of real fruit and 100% pure cane sugar. Our syrups are free of high fructose corn syrup, dairy, fat and gluten friendly. Our Shave Ice Artists will ensure your guests will experience the Aloha Spirit with Auntie Viv’s!
What is Shave Ice?
“Shave Ice” or “Hawaiian Shave Ice” (not Shaved Ice with a “D”) is a fluffy and snow-like, sweet, cool and refreshing Hawaiian treat. Ice is finely shaved and then syrups are poured and absorbed into the soft snow. Whereas sno-cones are ground up ice cubes that have a coarse and “crunchy” texture.
Hawaiian shave ice is traditionally served with a scoop of ice cream on the bottom, a drizzle of a sweetened condensed milk mixture called “snow cap”, topped with fresh, soft and chewy homemade pieces of mochi.
Auntie Viv’s is a woman-owned, family run business where everyone is welcomed and treated like ohana (family)!
Vivian, her husband Bill and their two young keiki’s, daughters Chloe and Ella, visited Maui for the first time in 2017. Vivian fell in love at “first taste” with her very first Hawaiian shave ice. How she describes this phenomenon: “It literally was like a deliciously flavored, puffy cloud that instantly melted in my mouth and tasted like liquid gold.” Vivian says, “It was the best epicurean experience ever.”
Upon returning to the mainland, Vivian had her sights set on opening her own shave ice business. Vivian didn’t want to serve the typical crunchy, icy, sno-cone, with gross high fructose corn syrups and artificially flavored/colored syrups. Auntie Viv’s prides itself in their handcrafted syrups that are made with real, natural, ingredients and 100% pure cane sugar.
Shortly after starting the business, Vivian added in her now famous Auntie Viv’s Artisan Furikake Snack Mix and Auntie Viv’s Artisan Seasoning.
Came for the shave ice, stayed for the furikake!! The savory furikake snack mix that Viv and family create is the most addictive and delicious snack. When we visit we almost always stop to grab a bag (or two) and my family regularly buys us bags as gifts because they know how much we love it. Pro tip- buy the furikake seasoning and add it to EVERYTHING!
One of the best shaved ice's I've had. No, this is not your typical shaved ice you get at the mall but this is more like the quality shaved ice that you get what you pay for.
Our friend hired auntie Viv's to cater for her birthday party this past weekend. Friendly staff and I can tell they care about the shaved ice they are giving to their customers. This was my first time trying shaved ice from this vendor and it did not disappoint. The presentation, consistency of the ice, syrups, and the toppings were perfect. Will definitely give them another try if I run into them at a pop up event.
After a too-long COVID hiatus, we were thrilled to celebrate Auntie Viv's return to the shave ice circuit at the Dublin St. Patrick's Day festival. Using homemade natural syrups and old-school Hawaiian shave ice techniques and equipment, you can be sure that the ice is pillowy and soft, the syrups are colorful and full of flavor, and the add-ins are authentic.
Viv has continued to provide her furikake snack mix during the holiday season, and it has made me MANY friends with coworkers who received a bag (quick tip to ingratiate your boss to you - give them this mix).
I'm so excited that Viv is scheduled to participate in our end-of-school school event/fundraiser!
First off, Viv is such a beautiful person. This is a family owned business at its finest. All the care and thoughtfulness shows through the ingredients and presentation. The flavors of the shaved ice is out of this world! So crisp and delicious. My favorite is the furikake snack mix! So crunchy, sweet and savory with freshness! Visit Auntie Viv at many events or hire her for you special event. She will make the event with this deliciousness but VIv is an amazing person!